"I was the black sheep of the family, and my mother never really understood me."
"I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future."Andre Rieu on LaToya Jackson
"If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher."Andre Rieu on Abdul Kalam
"Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten."Andre Rieu on David Ogden Stiers
"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege."Andre Rieu on Charles Kuralt
"Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship."Andre Rieu on Margaret Mead
"It is my personality alone that has brought back the waltz and made it a global craze."
"I believe that music in itself heals and that everything is about the power of the mind. I thought if you are happy, you don't get ill. Your health is in your head. When you are satisfied with your work, you don't get ill."
"The waltz is a very important part of my life. It's a very important way for me to express my positiveness, bringing humor to the world."
"I'm an un-healable positive optimist."
"The waltz can be sad and at the same time uplifting. You have to see life from both sides, and the waltz encapsulates that. If you're in my audience you give yourself to me and the waltz will grab you."